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  • Published: 24 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781407026923
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

The Time Paradox

Using the New Psychology of Time to Your Advantage




What Malcolm Gladwell did for snap judgements and Nassim Taleb did for random events, Philip Zimbardo does for our perceptions of time

Every significant choice, every important decision we make, is determined by our perception of time. This is the most influential force in our lives, yet we are virtually unaware of it. In this fascinating book, the award-winning past president of the American Psychological Association, Philip Zimbardo, and his co-author, John Boyd, show how:

- the way you perceive time is as unique as your fingerprints
- these individual time perspectives shape your life, and the world around you
- you can change the way you perceive time, so you get the most out of every minute
- if you don't, the power of time in the modern world is so immense that it will take its toll on you

The Time Paradox is a highly readable, stimulating look at a subject that absorbs us all.

  • Pub date: 24 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781407026923
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Authors

Philip Zimbardo

Philip Zimbardo is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University and has also taught at Yale, NYU and Columbia. He was elected President of the American Psychological Association in 2002. Widely respected as an innovative researcher and writer, he presented the award-winning video series Discovering Psychology. www.zimbardo.com

John Boyd

John Boyd received his doctorate in psychology from Stanford University, where he worked closely with Philip developing the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. He is currently Research Manager at Google.


Praise for The Time Paradox

“Comprehensive, admirably clear, and a delightful read”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan

“Reveals how to better use your most irreplaceable resource, based on solid science and timeless wisdom”

Martin Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness

“Compelling and practical”

Publishers Weekly


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